Cleveland Williams boxer

Cleveland Williams boxer
bouts
94
won
80
lost
13
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1951-12-11
Height
6′ 2″/188cm
Reach
80″/203cm
Age
66
Born
1933-06-30
Death
1999-09-11
Nationality
USA

Williams turned professional in 1951 and fought many of the best heavyweights of his era. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 6 ft 3 in Williams was a top-rated heavyweight. His quest to obtain a title fight, however, was consistently derailed. First he was knocked out by Liston on April 15, 1959, after hurting Liston early and breaking Liston's nose.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1972-10-28 Roberto Davila LWLLWW Coliseum, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
1972-07-10 Bob Mashburn WLWWWL Mile High Stadium, Denver WIN
KO
1972-05-11 Terry Daniels WWLWWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-11-17 George Chuvalo LWWWWL Astrodome, Houston LOST
Unanimous decision
1971-09-21 Jack O'Halloran WLLLLW Houston LOST
Split-decision
1971-04-28 Ted Gullick LLWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Majority decision
1970-10-21 Alvin Blue Lewis LWWWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit LOST
Technical knockout
1970-05-26 Roberto Davila LLWLLL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
1970-04-14 Eddie Brooks WLLWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
1969-12-09 Leroy Caldwell LWWWWL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
1969-11-18 Mac Foster WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOST
Technical knockout
1969-09-13 Mac Foster WWWWWW Selland Arena, Fresno LOST
Technical knockout
1969-05-20 Al Jones WWWDWW Convention Center, Miami Beach LOST
Technical knockout
1969-03-18 Charley Polite LLWDLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-11-21 Bob Cleroux WLWWWW Forum, Montreal LOST
Unanimous decision
1968-10-07 Moses Harrell LWDWWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1968-08-06 Jean-Claude Roy WWWLLL Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-06-25 Leslie Borden LLWLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1968-06-11 Mike Bruce LLLLLD Houston WIN
KO
1968-05-21 Roy Crear WWLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1966-11-14 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Astrodome, Houston LOST
Technical knockout
1966-06-28 Tod Herring WLWWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1966-04-19 Sonny Moore LLWLLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-03-22 Mel Turnbow WWWLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-02-08 Ben Black WWDL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1964-09-30 Billy Daniels LLLLDW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-07-21 Sonny Banks WWWLWW Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1964-04-07 Tommy Fields LWLWWW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-10-08 Roger Rischer WWWWLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1963-08-13 Kirk Barrow WWLWLD Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1963-04-13 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Split-decision
1963-04-02 Young Jack Johnson LWLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1963-03-09 Billy Daniels WWWLWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-10-23 Dave Bailey LLLWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1962-07-10 Eddie Machen LWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston DRAW
Points
1962-05-15 Alonzo Johnson LLLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1962-04-03 Ernie Terrell LWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1961-12-19 James Wiley LWLLLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1961-05-16 Alex Miteff WWLLWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1961-02-07 Wayne Bethea LLWWLW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-12-07 Johnny Hayden WWLLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1960-11-01 George Moore WWWWWW Houston WIN
KO
1960-10-24 Ben Marshall LLWLWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
KO
1960-03-21 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOST
Technical knockout
1959-10-14 Curley Lee WWWWWW Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1959-05-26 Ernie Cab WLWWLL Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1959-04-15 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Technical knockout
1959-01-13 Ollie Wilson WWLLLL Houston WIN
KO
1958-12-09 Howie Turner LWLLDL Houston WIN
Points
1958-06-03 Frankie Daniels WWLWWW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-03-25 Dick Richardson WDWLLW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
1958-02-04 Gene White LLWLLL Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1957-12-03 Frankie Daniels LDLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-10-15 John Holman LLLWLL Houston WIN
KO
1957-09-17 Bob Albright WLLLWL Houston WIN
KO
1957-07-23 Clifford Gray WDLLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1957-07-15 J.D. Marshall WWWLWW Tyler WIN
KO
1957-06-11 Johnny Mason LLLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1956-08-06 Johnny Hollins LLLWWL City Coliseum, Austin WIN
Technical knockout
1954-06-22 Bob Satterfield WWWLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
KO
1954-06-08 Sylvester Jones LWWWWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1954-03-09 Jimmy Walls WWWWWL Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1953-11-10 Jack Walsh Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1953-10-20 Bo Willis LLLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1953-10-01 Claude Rolfe WLDLWW Charlotte WIN
KO
1953-09-24 Sylvester Jones WWLWWW Polo Grounds, New York LOST
Points
1953-09-01 Keene Simmons LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-05-12 Omelio Agramonte WLWLLW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-03-31 Bob Garner LLDLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1953-03-24 Ponce de Leon LLDLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1953-03-12 Terry O'Connor WLLLWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
1953-03-04 Ponce de Leon WLLDLL Miami Stadium, Miami WIN
Points
1953-01-13 Abie Gibson LL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-12-08 Graveyard Walters W Daytona Beach WIN
KO
1952-11-25 Claude Rolfe LLDLLL Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-10-03 Johnny Hollins WWDWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
1952-09-23 Joe McFadden LLWWDL Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1952-09-16 Art Henri LWLLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1952-09-12 Roosevelt Holmes LWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
1952-09-02 Baby Booze Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-08-12 Candy McDaniels DWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1952-07-25 Sam Harold WWLW City Auditorium, Macon WIN
KO
1952-07-22 Lee Raymond L Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1952-07-08 Jimmy Felton Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1952-06-24 Eddie Joe Williams D Daytona Beach WIN
KO
1952-06-17 Harry Turner Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-06-10 Paul Favorite L Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-05-28 Ray Brown LLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1952-04-15 Johnny Fowler WWDWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-03-28 Ray Banks LWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
1952-02-29 Roosevelt Holmes LW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-02-26 Rudolph Wood Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-02-15 Ray Banks LW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
1951-12-11 Lee Hunt DLWLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO